UGSS moving to form support network
Stabroek News
March 14, 2003

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The University of Guyana Students' Society (UGSS) made a move towards forming a 'support network'in the struggle for "peace, security and justice", when it met with representatives of civil society, religious organizations, political parties and other interest groups on Tuesday afternoon in the Education Lecture Theatre at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus.

A release from UGSS President Robert Bourne said, "the basic objective of the meeting was to form a 'Support Network' for the UGSS in its struggle for peace, security and justice in the Guyanese society."

Among the organisations at the meeting, the release stated, were First Assembly of God, Red Thread, WAVE, Justice for Jermaine Committee, PNCR, GAP/WPA, ROAR, Trades Union Congress, ACDA, GIHA, House of Nyahbinghi, Women Across Differences, CIOG, UG Islamic Society, and the Guyana Bar Association.

The release said the meeting undertook to issue a joint statement but in the interim the grouping discussed the UGSS plan for upcoming events, including the erection of a shrine at the site where police fatally shot UG student Yohance Douglas, a public forum, and the Human Rights and Justice concert (Stop the Killing) at Independence Square tonight.

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